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Acrobatic flight

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Manoeuvres intentionally performed by an aircraft involving an abrupt change in its attitude, an abnormal attitude, or an abnormal variation in speed.

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ICAO, Official definition, ANNEX 2, Rules of the Air, 2005

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Aerial work

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AW

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An aircraft operation in which an aircraft is used for specialized services such as agriculture, construction, photography, surveying, observation and patrol, search and rescue, aerial advertisement, etc.

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ICAO (2005), Official defintion added to Annex 17 (Security) by Amdt 11 (16/11/2005).

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Aircraft observation

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The evaluation of one or more meteorological elements made from an aircraft in flight.

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ICAO, Official definition, ANNEX 3 Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation 2010

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Barometric altitude

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pressure altimeter

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Geopotential altitude in the Earth's atmosphere above mean standard sea level pressure datum plane, measured by a pressure (barometric) altimeter.

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ICAO, doc. GNSSP/2 Rep. p. 1A-43

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Category I operation

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Instrument Approach Procedure

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CAT I

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A precision instrument approach and landing with:

a) a decision height not lower than 60 m (200 ft); and

b) with either a visibility not less than 800 m or a runway visual range not less than 550 m.

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ICAO, Official definition:

ANNEX 6/I Operation of Aircraft — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes 2010

ANNEX 6/II Operation of Aircraft — International General Aviation — Aeroplanes 1998

ANNEX 6/III Operation of Aircraft — International Operations — Helicopters 2010

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Category II operation

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Instrument Approach Procedure

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CAT II

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A precision instrument approach and landing with:

a) a decision height lower than 60 m (200 ft), but not lower than 30 m (100 ft), and

b) a runway visual range not less than 300 m.

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ICAO, Official definition:

ANNEX 6/I Operation of Aircraft — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes 2010

ANNEX 6/II Operation of Aircraft — International General Aviation — Aeroplanes 1998

ANNEX 6/III Operation of Aircraft — International Operations — Helicopters 2010

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Category IIIA operation

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Instrument Approach Procedure

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CAT IIIA

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A precision instrument approach and landing with:

a) a decision height lower than 30 m (100 ft) or no decision height; and

b) a runway visual range not less than 175 m.

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ICAO, Official definition:

ANNEX 6/I Operation of Aircraft — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes 2010

ANNEX 6/II Operation of Aircraft — International General Aviation — Aeroplanes 1998

ANNEX 6/III Operation of Aircraft — International Operations — Helicopters 2010

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Category IIIB operation

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Instrument Approach Procedure

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CAT IIIB

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A precision instrument approach and landing with:

a) a decision height lower than 15 m (50 ft) or no decision height; and

b) a runway visual range less than 175 m but not less than 50 m.

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ICAO, Official definition:

ANNEX 6/I Operation of Aircraft — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes 2010

ANNEX 6/II Operation of Aircraft — International General Aviation — Aeroplanes 1998

ANNEX 6/III Operation of Aircraft — International Operations — Helicopters 2010

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Category IIIC operation

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Instrument Approach Procedure

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CAT IIIC

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A precision instrument approach and landing with no decision height and no runway visual range limitations.

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ICAO, Official definition:

ANNEX 6/I Operation of Aircraft — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes 2010

ANNEX 6/II Operation of Aircraft — International General Aviation — Aeroplanes 1998

ANNEX 6/III Operation of Aircraft — International Operations — Helicopters 2010

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Climb-out

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That portion of flight operation between takeoff and the initial cruising altitude.

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Pilot-Controller Glossary, 2010 [1]

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Controlled flight

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"Any flight which is subject to an air traffic control clearance."

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ICAO (2007) "International Civil Aviation Vocabulary", Doc. 9713

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En-Route Manager

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Arrival Manager

Departure Manager

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a tool that helps an ACC Planning Controller manage the en-route portion of a flight

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EUROCONTROL (2004) EVP EMAN Prototype Specification Document

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En-route phase

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take-off phase

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That part of the flight from the end of the take-off and initial climb phase to the commencement of the approach and landing phase.

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ICAO, Official definition, ANNEX 6/III Operation of Aircraft — International Operations — Helicopters 2010

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Flight

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flight stage

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FLT

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The operation of an aircraft on a flight stage or number of flight stages with the same flight number.

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ICAO (2000) doc. ATREPF-C Traffic by Flight Stage

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Flight Intent

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Aircraft Intent

Pilot Intent

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The future aircraft trajectory expressed as a 4-D profile until destination (taking account of aircraft performance, weather, terrain, and ATM service constraints), calculated and “owned” by the aircraft flight management system, and agreed by the pilot.

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ICAO (2008) doc. 9882, Manual on Air Traffic Management System Requirements

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Lexicon Release

Lexicon Release 2015.2

Flight crew member

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A licensed crew member charged with duties essential to the operation of an aircraft during a flight duty period.

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ICAO, Official definition,

ANNEX 2 Rules of the Air 2005

ANNEX 6/I Operation of Aircraft — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes 2010

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Flight data analysis

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flight data monitoring

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A process of analysing recorded flight data in order to improve the safety of flight operations.

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ICAO, Official definition, AN 6/I Operation of Aircraft — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes 2010

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Flight position monitor

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A tool to support the air traffic controller by monitoring flight progress, detecting (possible) deviations from the planned route and possibly suggesting corrective actions.

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EUROCONTROL, SASS-C Glossary

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Flight progress board

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flight progress strip

flight progress display

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A board designed and used for the tabular display of flight data.

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ICAO, Doc 9426, 1984, p. V-1-1-7

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Flight progress display

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flight progress strip

flight progress board

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A display of data from which the actual and intended progress of flights may be readily determined.

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ICAO, Doc 9426, 1984, p. V-1-1-7

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Flight progress strip

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flight progress display

flight progress board

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FPS

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"Electronic or paper strip containing the data from one specific flight plan, used in air traffic control for the display of flight data on a display screen or flight progress board"

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EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre experts

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A strip can also be used to display any other significant information ex. vehicle, radio frequency or geographical designator.

Flight stage

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flight

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Operation of an aircraft from take-off to its next landing.

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ICAO (2004), DOC 9626 Manual on the Regulation of International Air Transport, p. 4.1-12

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A flight stage is classified as either international or domestic based on the following definitions: International. A flight stage with one or both terminals in the territory of a State, other than the State in which the air carrier has its principal place of business.

Domestic. A flight stage not classifiable as international. Domestic flight stages include all flight stages flown between points within the domestic boundaries of a State by an air carrier whose principal place of business is in that State. Flight stages between a State and territories belonging to it, as well as any flight stages between two such territories, should be classified as domestic. This applies even though a stage may cross international waters or over the territory of another State.

(Note source: ICAO, doc. ATREPF-C Traffic by Flight Stage)

Formation flight

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standard military formation

non-standard formation

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a flight consisting of more than one aircraft which, by prior arrangement between the pilots, operates as a single aircraft with regard to navigation and position reporting, as well as clearances issued by ATC.

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EUROCONTROL (2010) EUROCONTROL Specification for harmonized Rules for Operational Air Traffic (OAT) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) inside controlled Airspace of the ECAC Area (EUROAT), Ed. 1.3

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IFR flight

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Instrument Flight Rules

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A flight conducted in accordance with instrument flight rules (IFR).

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ICAO, "International Civil Aviation Vocabulary", Doc. 9713, Vol.1, 1998

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Landing flare

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The Landing Flare, in a fixed wing aircraft, is the transition phase between the final approach and the touchdown on the landing surface. This sub-phase of flight normally involves a simultaneous increase in aircraft pitch attitude and a reduction in engine power/thrust, the combination of which results in a decrease in both rate of descent and airspeed.

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Skybrary (2013) page on Landing Flares [2]

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Milestone

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Milestone Approach Concept Element

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a significant event that occurs during the planning or operation of a flight.

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EUROCONTROL, ACI, IATA (2010) Airport CDM Implementation Manual, Issue 3.1., July 2010

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A successfully completed milestone will trigger the decision making process for downstream events and influence both the further progress of the flight and the accuracy with which the progress can be predicted.

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Lexicon Release 2015.2

Milestone Approach Concept Element

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milestone

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[a description of] the progress of a flight from the initial planning to the take off by defining Milestones to enable close monitoring of significant events

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EUROCONTROL, ACI, IATA (2010) Airport CDM Implementation Manual, Issue 3.1., July 2010

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The aim is to achieve a common situational awareness and to predict the forthcoming events for each flight with off-blocks and take off as the most critical events.

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Lexicon Release 2015.2

Mode of Flight

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MOF

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An aircraft state of motion, characterized by its Transversal and Longitudinal Accelerations. Examples are Left Turn, Right Turn, Climbing/Descending state, Uniform Motion, etc. MOF’s are used as input classes in the evaluation system - particularly for accuracy analysis. The classification of Modes-of-Flight (MOF) concerns modes in three directions transversal modes, longitudinal modes and vertical modes.

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EUROCONTROL (1997) "Radar Sensor Performance Analysis", doc. SUR.ET1.ST03.1000-STD-01-01

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Non-sensitive flight

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Chaotic Situation Management (CHAMAN)

sensitive flight

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In terms of Chaotic Situation Management, it is a flight that has a low impact on the network effect.

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EUROCONTROL, CFMU Glossary, Sept. 2011

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Non-standard formation

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standard military formation

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formation flight

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a formation that is operating outside the limits of a standard military formation.

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EUROCONTROL (2010) EUROCONTROL Specification for harmonized Rules for Operational Air Traffic (OAT) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) inside controlled Airspace of the ECAC Area (EUROAT), Ed. 1.3

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A non-standard formation requires ATC approval.

Out, Off, On, In

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OOOI

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Automatic time stamping and transmission of flight events: Out (leaving the gate), Off (take-off), On (landing), In (arrival at the gate).

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EUROCONTROL (1999), Performance Review Commission, First Performance Report (PRR 1)

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Positioning flight

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"A non-revenue flight carried out to position an aircraft for a scheduled or non-scheduled flight or service."

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EUROCONTROL STATFOR (2005), “EUROCONTROL Glossary for Flight Statistics & Forecasts”, v1.0, 05/01/2005

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Pre-flight phase

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the period from the first submission of a flight plan until the first delivery of an air traffic control clearance.

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EUROPEAN UNION (2006), COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1033/2006 of 4 July 2006 laying down the requirements on procedures for flight plans in the pre-flight phase for the single European sky

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Sensitive flight

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non-sensitive flight

Chaotic Situation Management

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In terms of Chaotic Situation Management, it is a flight that has a high impact on the network effect.

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EUROCONTROL, CFMU Glossary, Sept. 2011

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Standard military formation

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non-standard formation

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formation flight

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a formation of aircraft flying under IFR in which each wingman aircraft will stay within 1 NM horizontally and 100 ft vertically of the lead aircraft.

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EUROCONTROL (2010) EUROCONTROL Specification for harmonized Rules for Operational Air Traffic (OAT) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) inside controlled Airspace of the ECAC Area (EUROAT), Ed. 1.3

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Surveillance flight

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a flight that uses passive and/or active electronic and/or optical sensors to collect information data.

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EUROCONTROL (2010) EUROCONTROL Specification for harmonized Rules for Operational Air Traffic (OAT) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) inside controlled Airspace of the ECAC Area (EUROAT), Ed. 1.3

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Take-off phase

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en-route phase

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The operating phase defined by the time during which the engine is operated at the rated thrust.

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ICAO, Official definition, ANNEX 16/II Environmental Protection — Aircraft Engine Emissions 2008

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Updated flight position

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aircraft position, updated by surveillance data, flight plan data or position reports.

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 255/2010 of 25 March 2010 laying down common rules on air traffic flow management

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What-if flight

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A placeholder for containing information of interest regarding alternative flights. An alternative flight is essentially a copy of the real flight and is used to negotiate potential changes to the flight data without affecting the corresponding data for the actual flight.

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SESAR working package 08.01.09, Definitions Team

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